Tutorial: How to install ACI integration with OpenStack


One of the main features that I’ve always been impressed with ACI is its capabilities to integrate with popular virtualization domains- VMWare, OpenStack, Microsoft SCVMM, Kubernetes, etc. There have been quite a lot of resources covering ACI integration with VMWare in great details. You can find the lab guide in any Cisco DC specialization courses such as DCVAI / DCAC9K, and many other sources you can google for yourself. However, there are not as many for OpenStack. This tutorial is based on Cisco’s official installation guide, adapted to a newer OpenStack release (Queens) on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic. I hope it will be helpful for those who are seeking a quick and easy way to setup an OpenStack environment with ACI integration. In the future posts, I may write about some key benefits, features, and mechanisms of this ACI-OpenStack integration.

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Tutorial: Provision and consume bare metals with MAAS and Juju – Part 1

In this multi-part tutorial series, I will demonstrate how MAAS and Juju have helped me quickly setup and consume both bare metal servers and virtual machines in our lab in an automated, cloud-like fashion.

The first part will cover the high level introduction to MAAS and Juju, my MAAS installation, and MAAS network service configuration.

Part 2 is here.

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